When is Friday the 13th reason to celebrate?
When it doubles as National French Fry Day, of course. The two crossed paths today, prompting the question: where are the Bay Area's best fries?
Realistically, there isn't a single-best option, so here's a few to consider (both corporate and mom-and-pop shops were considered):
Dublin Sports Pub and Grill (Dublin) - As far as pub fries go, this is a solid option.
Giordano Brothers (San Francisco) - You can get fries on the side, but the North Beach sandwhich shop is known for serving freshly cut fries, oil and vinegary coleslaw on every sandwich on the menu.
McDonald's - The fast-food giant's fries are perhaps the most popular fries in the world.
Naglee Park Garage (San Jose) - Order the duck-fat fried option at the Naglee Park Garage. Thank us later.
Pacific Catch (Campbell, Corte Madera, San Francisco) - Recommended is the sweet potato fries with ginger wasabi aioli and sweet Thai chili sauces.
The Palace Hotel (San Francisco) - At the Palace Hotel's Pied Piper Bar and Grill, the truffle fries feature shallots, white truffle oils and black truffle aioli.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (Walnut Creek) - The 'Half and Half' features double-cut shoestring fries and signature onion rings.
Where do you go to get your favorite fries in the Bay Area?